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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Performance of Innovative Native Seed Harvester

    SBC: Arbuckle Ranch, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Every year natural and man-caused disturbances (wildfire, construction of highways and facilities, mining, noxious weeds infestation, and overgrazing) damage and destroy millions of hectares of native vegetation. These vast disturbances require restoration and federal entities emphasize the use of native plant materials. Without restorative intervention, land recovery may take decades, leaving eco ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  2. Linear Incendiary Device and Method of Prescribed Fire Ignition

    SBC: Arctos Research            Topic: N/A

    Solutions to help overcome the present limitations in conducting prescribed burning could help land managers in their efforts to accomplish needed fuels reduction in the forests. Opportunities exist for developing improvements in the methods and materials used in the ground-based ignition of prescribed fires. Improved ignition techniques could enable managers to conduct burns at times where weathe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  3. Broadband Telecommunications for Rural America

    SBC: Bioelectromagnetics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Many rural areas and related small communities are on the lower side that separates areas with and without the telecommunications infrastructure necessary to compete in today's global economy. This project evaluates the application of fixed wireless communications technology for rural areas and develops a preliminary broadband network system design for Rusk County, a low-income rural county in Nor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  4. Phase II: VAM-Gro: Alternative Growth Media to Promote VAM Colonization

    SBC: Bitterroot Restoration Inc.            Topic: N/A

    VAM inoculum is commonly specified for large-scale plant production contracts throughout the United States, including revegetation efforts associated with fire rehabilitation, mine reclamation, conservation plantings, contaminated site cleanup, and other activities. These activities represent a continuous expenditure of public and private funds worth several hundred-million dollars annually. A maj ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  5. Range Tech DSS: Decision Support System for Rangeland Health Monitoring

    SBC: Bitterroot Restoration Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Current systems for acquiring and accessing rangeland health data are inadequate to meet the needs of an increasingly complex management process that requires public accountability. Traditional field-based data acquisition, such as visual assessment, quadrat, and point frame methods are highly subjective, time consuming or too costly to practically apply over large land management units. While the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  6. Testing the Efficacy of a Novel Lameness Detection System in Commercial Dairy Herds

    SBC: Bou-Matic            Topic: N/A

    Hoof and leg ailments resulting in lameness are the third most costly problem of dairy producers in the United States costing over $500 million annually with over 15% affected cows. In addition, lameness is a critical animal well-being issue. The inability to routinely and objectively diagnose lameness has hindered development of effective management practices. A novel device has recently been dev ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  7. Abrasion-Resistant Inorganic Membranes for Sugar Processing

    SBC: Ceramem Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The sugar and grain processing industries produce tens of billions of dollars worth of product each year. These industries have used membrane technology for some applications but membrane durability limits their widespread utilization. At present, there are no commercial cost-effective membranes that have the requisite process performance and lifetime for many applications within these industries. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  8. Improved Fruit Juice Concentration Process


    No simple/convenient process exists to concentrate wine without developing a burnt taste. This program develops the osmotic distillation process to concentrate wine at room temperature. Osmotic distillation enhances dewatering approximately 10-fold and in so doing makes the process economically attractive.

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  9. Enhanced Control of Fruit Ripening


    Ethylene is a growth hormone for plants and therefore, removal of ethylene plays an important part in maintaining the freshness of plants, especially fruits and flowers. Ethylene is generated by the fruits themselves, and is therefore a self-ripening component. In shipping of fruits and vegetables there is a great deal of effort that goes into controlling the atmosphere around the fruits and veget ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  10. Milk Pasteurization and Homogenization by Acoustic Cavitation at Small Rural Dairy Farms

    SBC: Harris Acoustic Products Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Milk prices have steadily increased over the past two decades; however, the price paid to farmers has remained around $1.00 per gallon over the last two decades. This has resulted in many small dairy farmers getting out of the business. The purpose of this project is to design a system that a small dairy farmer can use to process milk so that he can send it directly to the consumer and avoid the a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture

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